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Old 10-25-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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rapid jack or high lift?
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:50 PM   #2
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:52 PM   #3
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x2 on the floor jack
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:38 AM   #4
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Does anyone have any experience with Harbor Feight's Rapid Jack? 1.5 ton, 3 ton any ton. I'm looking to use it in the garage mostly but I noticed a few rally trucks have aluminum racing floor jacks mounted in the bed. I've always thought Hi Lifts were more versatile but I'm looking for opinions
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:42 AM   #5
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Stay away from acdelco floor jacks. Garbage internals...

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I would say it depends upon the application. I tend to use my hi-lift jack more due to being stuck or in a recovery situation than to change a tire. In that application a floor jack does not get the job done.

Both jacks have their purpose.

I would expect a floor jack is more useful to race teams for the speed in which it can be used to change a tire with little risk. It is also more useful for situations that call for the need to wrench.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:18 AM   #7
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One more thing, the floor jacks my security carries in their B6 Landcrusiers drive me crazy from the rattling even on the smoothest of roads. I am one rattling trip away from loosing it and spraying an entire can of Great Stuff into the gears.
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rapid jack or high lift?

depends on the region and what you use the truck for.

I would never be without a hi lift. for my uses a floor jack is useless.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:44 PM   #12
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get the arcan jack 99 bucks at cosco. imo
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:27 PM   #13
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So I finally broke down over the weekend and bought a Harbor Freight Steel 3 ton floor jack with rapid pump for $79.99. This thing is a beast and has a high lift ability. The only con is its weight. Anyhow, I have my hi-lift mounted and have found it to be more useful for off-road etc. while the floor jack is better at home on level ground. I've also added a few pieces of 2x4 to aid in sticky situations, sand, mud, etc. Happy recovering!
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Good choice. I also have the HF 3 ton rapid pump floor jack for home use. Yes it's heavy but it's affordable, works fast and has been reliable for me.
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I actually just picked up a HF 2.5ton rapid jack. So far i like it alot but then again ive only had it for 2 weeks. But realistically you cant beat 79.99 for that Jack!
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Good choice. I also have the HF 3 ton rapid pump floor jack for home use. Yes it's heavy but it's affordable, works fast and has been reliable for me.
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I actually just picked up a HF 2.5ton rapid jack. So far i like it alot but then again ive only had it for 2 weeks. But realistically you cant beat 79.99 for that Jack!
Agreed!!! you can't beat the affordability of HF.
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I have an Avid light bar with an extra bar in the middle and was wondering if it is strong enough for lifting with a high lift jack? Or should I get an attachment that bolts to the light bar and then hook the jack to it?
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Jack?? I just use my thighs, back, and buns of steel to lift my truck up...
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Rapid jack?

Is the rapid jack from China? Most stuff from HF is.
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